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Who Is Bulent Gurcan From Naked And Afraid?

Bulent Gurcan, a resident of Washington, is no stranger to the show “Naked and Afraid,” as he’s making his fourth appearance on it. Known as one of the most intense competitors during the sixth season of “Naked and Afraid XL,” Bulent’s participation in the show has long intrigued fans. Here’s a closer look at some intriguing aspects of his life.

About Bulent Gurcan From Naked And Afraid

Bulent Gurcan From Naked And Afraid
Source: Naked And Afraid, Discovery

Born in 1980, Bulent Gurcan is a Turkish-American actor, producer, and director. Bulent currently lives in Point Roberts, Whatcom County, Bulent’s home is a unique 5-square-mile area that borders Canada and is encircled by Boundary Bay’s waters.

Personal Life

At present, Bulent is single, but he was once married to Estela Legaspy (born in January 1985). They were together from 2008 to 2013. Estela, his former spouse, is a seasoned professional in the fields of auditing and risk management.


He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Science from The University of Texas at El Paso and a Master of Science degree in Health and Human Performance from Northwestern State University.

Career And TV Reality

Bulent’s career began with a role as a “Power Generation Specialist” in the US Army from 2000 to 2003, stationed in Fort Bliss, Texas. After his military service, he served as a Border Patrol Agent in Fabens, Texas, for a year. In 2008, he shifted to the Department of Homeland Customs and Border Protection as a CBP Officer, working there until 2018, mainly stationed in Point Roberts, Washington.

Bulent’s career took an exciting turn in May 2018 when he became an On-Air Personality for Discovery Inc’s show “Naked and Afraid.” Over four years, he earned nicknames like the “Barehanded Killer” and “Lone Survivor” on this popular show.

After a break from filming, Bulent co-founded Entangled Exposure Entertainment, a production company specializing in various media formats, including features, television shows, shorts, podcasts, and web series. Besides television, Bulent also showcased his acting talent in a 2021 short film called “Gossamer Winger,” produced by Overlook Entertainment, where he played the main character, Dogan.

As mentioned earlier, Bulent has been a part of the ‘Naked and Afraid’ cast four times, including the current season, ‘Castaways.’

What’s His Net Worth?

Currently, the estimated net worth of Gurcan is around $2 million.